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Gangs In The United States

MARC CHASE: Preventing urban terror begins in the home

MARC CHASE: Preventing urban terror begins in the home

Have you validated your children's feelings lately? Do you listen to them, speak with them about what they're doing at school, with friends or during hours when you're not around?

February 06, 2014 12:00 am Video

Three more admit guilt in Imperial Gansters gang violence case

HAMMOND | Three more East Chicago street gang members pleaded guilty Friday for their roles in a violent wave of murder, drug sales and street violence.

January 10, 2014 7:30 pm

Hammond man sentenced in Latin Kings racketeering case

HAMMOND | A Hammond man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for his admitted role in a Latin Kings drug and gang case.

February 25, 2013 5:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Follow East Chicago's lead on violent crime

East Chicago is a city long plagued by crime, political corruption and betrayal of public trust by some past mayors and other city officials. So when decisions are made by a contemporary administration that improve conditions and residents' lives in the city, it's worth heralding.

February 08, 2013 12:00 am

Former Chicago cop sentenced to 19 years in gang case

HAMMOND | The nearly two decades in prison given to a former Chicago police officer Friday is a "far cry" from the lifetime sentence he could have received, a Hammond federal court judge told the disgraced cop.

January 11, 2013 5:30 pm

Ranking member of Gangster Disciples sentenced in drug conspiracy case

CHICAGO | A high-ranking member of a Chicago street gang — who with a former East Chicago man controlled a street narcotics business — has been sentenced to about 28 years in prison, federal authorities said.

August 24, 2012 12:55 pm

Another plea agreement in Latin Kings street violence case

HAMMOND | Another alleged member of the Latin Kings street gang agreed to plead guilty Friday to racketeering and drug charges, Hammond federal court records show.

February 17, 2012 2:25 pm

EDITORIAL: Bang on gangs in East Chicago

The weight of the federal government is finally pressing down on violent street gangs in East Chicago. It's going to be a messy process, but the result will be worth it.

November 25, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Break gangs' grip on the region

Criminal gangs are crippling communities in Northwest Indiana. Breaking gangs' grip on the region will be a Herculean task, but it must be a high priority.

November 29, 2010 12:00 am Related

Retired Chicago cop charged with working for drug dealers

CHICAGO | A retired Chicago police officer was arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration agents last week after he and nine other defendants were charged in a federal racketeering conspiracy indictment, alleging acts of murder, kidnapping, robbery, narcotics distribution and obstruction of…

November 22, 2010 2:22 pm
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